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Business Development Manager

Travel Trade Recruitment
City of London, London, England
£34000 - £38000 per annum + + commission and company benefits
Closing date
27 Mar 2024

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Are you an experienced Business Development Manager within the Travel Industry? We are working with an expanding luxury Tour Operator who is looking for someone who will look after the day-to-day relationships with their agency partners and increase the lifetime value of their key trade partners by building strong commercial relationships. You will need ideally 2 years experience in a similar role and be based in London, Midlands, Somerset or Greater Manchester. You will receive a competitive salary of up to 38k plus bonus of up to 10k plus excellent company benefits.

The job:

  • Visit our existing key trade partners to nurture relationships and provide training.
  • Onboard new agents, with structured milestones, to ensure they get the best possible experience of our two brands, allowing us to quickly identify the potential from each new agent.
  • Proactively identify and target new agents and visit them where appropriate.
  • Attend conferences and events for key partners, solo or together with Trade Marketing Manager.
  • Nurture relationships and provide training in an online format for home-based agents.
  • Assist with creating marketing materials and promotional campaigns for trade partners.
  • Increase high quality enquiries coming from the trade.
  • Grow number of enquiries per key agent partner
  • Maintain the brand reputation and increase brand penetration Outcomes & KPIs


  • At least 1 - 2 years BDM experience, ideally for a high-end or niche product.
  • Skill at pitching and presenting to small and large groups, to win new business and provide training both internally and externally.
  • A confident and outgoing manner in networking situations, to create new leads and widen your network within the industry.
  • The ability to analyse sales figures using Excel and present this information in a clear way.
  • Excellent complaint-handling skills; the ability to find win-win outcomes to preserve key relations.

The Package:

  • Salary - £34,000 - £38,000 (dependant on experience) + commission scheme
  • 25 days holiday, rising to 28 days plus bank holidays
  • Pension Contribution
  • Discounted Travel for staff, family and friends


Please click APPLY or contact Suzanne on 0121 450 9776 or email


Travel Trade Recruitment handles vacancies from hundreds of employers each year. We have a wide variety of permanent and temporary job opportunities within all sectors of the travel industry, including business travel, tour operations, retail travel, and reservations.
We want to help you find the ideal travel industry job, make the next career step, and maximise your potential. We do this by finding out about you, as well as what is important to your career goals and lifestyle aspirations.

We also offer CRS training courses in the four major systems of Galileo, Sabre, Amadeus, Worldspan, and can advise which course would enhance your career.
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Travel Trade Recruitment won three awards in 2009 for Best Travel Recruitment Consultancy, including 'Best UK Travel Recruitment Consultancy' at the Globe Travel Awards, Star Recruitment Consultancy at the Travel Bulletin Awards, and Travel Recruitment Company of the Year at the recent British Travel Awards. We are an official ABTA Industry Partner, Members of the Institute of Travel and Tourism (IATA) and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation.

All information supplied to Travel Trade Recruitment will be dealt with confidentiality. Your details will not be passed onto a Client without your specific permission.

Our service to job seekers is completely free. Contact your nearest office and speak our friendly consultants for free advice, or register for our online recruitment services at

London Office
Tel: 0203 887 9444

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Tel: 0121 222 2624

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Tel: 0161 923 6120

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Tel: 0113 394 4147

Scottish Division
Tel: 0141 248 5222

Temp Division
Tel: 0203 887 9444



Company info
0203 887 9444
3rd Floor, 1 Aldgate

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